Search engine redirection

April 25, 2011 at 08:14:45
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Pentium 4 4GB

Suffering the (very) common problem with search engine redirection
Many of the posts on this seem quite old - what is the current recommended fix ?



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April 25, 2011 at 14:10:30
Please download TDSSKiller from the following link:
Save it to the Desktop.

If you cannot download the file, malware may be blocking the attempt. You need to download it to a clean computer and then transfer it to the infected one using an external drive or USB flash drive.

Once the file is on the Desktop, right-click on the TDSSKiller.exe icon and select: Rename.
Name it a random name with a .com extension. For example,

Now, double-click on the renamed file to launch it. If you receive a warning from Publisher: Kaspersky Lab asking if you want to run the file, please click on the Run button to allow TDSSKiller to run. If you do not receive this warning, then TDSSKiller should have started.

When TDSSKiller starts, it displays the welcome screen.
Click on the Start Scan button.

When the scan finishes it displays a results screen stating whether or not the infection was found on your computer.

To remove the infection, click on the Continue button. If it does not say Cure on the results screen, leave it at the default action of Skip, and press the Continue button. Do not change to Delete or Quarantine as it may delete infected files that are required for Windows to operate properly.

When TDSSKiller finishes cleaning the infection, a report stating whether or not it was successful is shown.

>>Please provide the report in your reply.<<

If TDSSKiller requires a reboot to finish the cleaning process, click on the Reboot now button.

Now, start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking by tapping the F8 key while it boots, and selecting this option

Download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rKill:

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it. (For Windows 7, select: Run as Administrator)
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. (For Windows 7, select: Run as Administrator)

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Also post the Malwarebytes log in your reply.<<

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